“Show up for work on time for six months and then we’ll talk. Until then, I have four words for you: shut the fuck up.” – Kitchen Confidential
I wish people showed up and heard this on their first day of work. Too many people I think have a very high opinion of their work, they think they know more than they do, and they don’t do a good job of fitting in.
Perhaps six months is too long for developers or DBAs, but they could certainly do well with 30 days of listening and learning instead of talking.